Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

I won a Liebster Award!

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Thank you to Secret Vent for awarding me the Liebster Award for bloggers with 200 to 3,000 followers. It is passed along to other bloggers who meet the same criteria. Liebster is German and means beloved. liebster

 

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Each blogger must post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 3 to 5 new bloggers (with 200-3000 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

Here are 11 random facts about me:

1. I’d like to have been a commercial airline pilot.

2. My dad wanted to call me Lydia but my mum said no because she thought it sounded like Lid-o-ya-jam-pot.

3. I have a psychology degree.

4. I never thought I was cut out to be a mum. (I sometimes still wonder.)

5. The only accent I can do well is Australian.

6. I never, ever drink cocktails.

7.  I’m such a strict vegetarian I make the Subway sandwich people change their gloves before they serve me.

8. I can’t stand waste – I’ll sell, recycle, pass on, up-cycle, give away – do anything to avoid throwing something away.

9. I’m a loner.

10. I’ll never go out in a group of women.

11. I absolutely love yoga and cycling.

 

And here are the answers to the questions Secret Vent asked me:

1. What’s your most embarrassing memory?

Wearing my nightie to a party when I was six. My mum told me not to but I thought it was pretty enough to pass as a dress. Needless to say, first question at the party was, “Why are you in your nightie?”

2. What song do you play to lift your spirits?

When I Ruled the World by Coldplay – because it reminds me of when I had a career and the world at my feet. Ha!

3. What food could you not do without?

Sauvignon Blanc.

4. What 5 guests, dead or alive now, would you have to dinner?

My husband (the long-suffering “DH” in my blog); Amelia Earhart; Elvis Presley; George Clooney; Michael McIntyre. Though maybe I’d invite Clooney to a dinner on his own, ha ha.

5. Cats or Dogs?  Which do you prefer?

Cats times 10.

6. What 5 words describe you best?

Optimistic, sun-worshipper, yogi,  handbag-lover, tired. (I know I squeezed a lot of words into my “5”)

7. Who’s the funniest person on TV?

Michael McIntyre

8.  If you could be famous for one day, who would you be?

George Clooney’s girlfriend.

9.  What essentials are in your handbag?

I’d like to say a 25cl bottle of Sauvignon and a straw but you might take me seriously.
Purse, BlackBerry, car keys, packet of Gummi bears and a Matchbox car for DS-related emergencies – that’s it.

10.  Where would you live in the world other that where you live?

Florida Quays, Mumbai, Mauritius, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, South Carolina, Malaga, circumnavigating the globe on that cruise ship The World – anywhere, really, as long as it’s sunny. My soul has no home.

11.  What’s your biggest regret, if any?

No regrets.

And here are my eleven questions for my chosen winners: (any readers who’d like to reply, too, I’d love to see your answers!)

1. You’ve got two hours to yourself – what do you do?

2. Flats, heels or wedges?

3. Beach or city break?

4. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

5. Do you believe in love at first sight?

6. You’ve got £500 to blow – what do you spend it on?

7. Hermès Birkin bag or luxury holiday?

8. Reincarnation – truth or load of old baloney?

9. Fake handbags – necessary evil or untouchable?

10. What’s your most memorable holiday?

11. What did you want to be when you “grew up”?

Congrats to my Liebster Award winners:

Britney of Arabia

Circles in the Sand

Dubai Sally

Table for One  

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Written by mrsdubai

February 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

11 Responses

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  1. Congratulations!!

    Kristin

    February 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  2. Love it. Mabrook. Here are my answers:

    1. You’ve got two hours to yourself – what do you do? Tweet, watch TV, read

    2. Flats, heels or wedges? Flat

    3. Beach or city break? City

    4. What’s the best book you’ve ever read? Ayn Rand’s Anthem

    5. Do you believe in love at first sight? No

    6. You’ve got £500 to blow – what do you spend it on? Food and drink

    7. Hermès Birkin bag or luxury holiday? Holiday

    8. Reincarnation – truth or load of old baloney? Hmmm – on the fence

    9. Fake handbags – necessary evil or untouchable? necessary evil

    10. What’s your most memorable holiday? Walking up Killimanjaro

    11. What did you want to be when you “grew up”? A doctor

    mita56

    February 12, 2013 at 9:16 am

    • Thanks Mita – great answers. I will look up Anthem. xox

      mrsdubai

      February 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  3. 1. You’ve got two hours to yourself – what do you do? Cinema

    2. Flats, heels or wedges? Heels, but the reality where I live – is wellies

    3. Beach or city break? City

    4. What’s the best book you’ve ever read? Old Filth – Jane Gardam

    5. Do you believe in love at first sight? No

    6. You’ve got £500 to blow – what do you spend it on? Night for two somewhere fabulous

    7. Hermès Birkin bag or luxury holiday? Holiday

    8. Reincarnation – truth or load of old baloney? old baloney

    9. Fake handbags – necessary evil or untouchable? untouchable

    10. What’s your most memorable holiday? Riding in africa

    11. What did you want to be when you “grew up”? a showjumper

    Alex

    February 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    • Love your answers Alex, thanks! xox

      mrsdubai

      February 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      • PS When I told my teacher, aged 10, that I wanted to be a showjumper he said, “You want to be a horse?” I never forgot that!! Swiftly moved on to the pilot thing!!

        mrsdubai

        February 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

  4. Congratulations!

    My answers

    1. Google stuff, or shop online.
    2. Flats – I wish it was heels.
    3. City break but I love cities with beaches so Barcelona, Auckland, Sydney, LA, Phuket etc.
    4. Time Travelers Wife
    5. Yes
    6. Choos
    7. Birkin
    8. Baloney
    9. Driving around Italy
    10. A pastry chef

    TJP

    February 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  5. first time to pass by your blog, seems nice though

    just a tiny small thing i just liked to pin out, the ColdPlay song 🙂 it’s “Viva La Vida” from “Viva La Vida or Death and all his friends” album

    consider me your new blog-fan coldplayian madman
    lol

    and Congrats on the Award,

    Mo.ZaI

    February 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    • Thanks for the correction – I meant to fact-check the title before writing but forgot. Absolutely love the opening bars with the violins “dum-dum-dum-da-dum-dum-dum-da-dum-dum” (I could go on but may lose readers). Welcome to the blog! xox

      mrsdubai

      February 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  6. Dang, I feel like replying xD

    1. You’ve got two hours to yourself – what do you do? Flop down on the sofa with a coffee, tv on and laptopn on, well, lap. And then zonk out and not think about everyday buggers for a while.

    2. Flats, heels or wedges? Flats, and heel for when I go out to sit down somewhere.

    3. Beach or city break? It depends. Beach always – I love Marbella beach holidays! But then there is Dubai… which gives me both. Or the Philippines. Man, what beaches! Concerning cities, wouldn’t mind visiting Singapore, Hongkong and Tokyo.

    4. What’s the best book you’ve ever read? Staying at Daisy’s and the German “Papa” books for casual read, Homo faber and Der Zauberberg for proper literature.

    5. Do you believe in love at first sight? Not anymore.

    6. You’ve got £500 to blow – what do you spend it on? Shoes, handbag and rings.

    7. Hermès Birkin bag or luxury holiday? Holidays. And then buy a lookalike for the fraction of the price.

    8. Reincarnation – truth or load of old baloney? I don’t know tbh. If we all go somewhere after falling from the earth, why not come back?

    9. Fake handbags – necessary evil or untouchable? Depends. A proper fake – labelled real but isn’t – is evilschmeevil. But a bag that claims to look like xyz and is made well and looks really good – I am fine with it.

    10. What’s your most memorable holiday? My summers in the US as a teen, the beach holidays in Marbella, trips with my parents, a wedding in China, wedding day at Al Maha and in Muscat… I can’t say. All holidays are great, also especially the midweeks at Center Parcs. Holidays free your mind.

    11. What did you want to be when you “grew up”? A novel writer that breeds horses. And writing and animals is still all I really can imagine doing. Sadly, neither came true.

    Greets, Simone**

    Simone

    February 25, 2013 at 1:55 am

  7. And congrats xx

    Simone

    February 25, 2013 at 1:55 am


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